The principles of product management

Jan 25, 2018 | Newsletter

Engineering Impact is a weekly newsletter that highlights trends in engineering leadership, productivity, culture, and scaling development teams. 

This week features posts on: Product, Culture, Hiring, and Leadership.

 

article from brandon chu, director of product at shopify

PRODUCT

The first principles of product management

“Great product managers fuse these two principles into all their decisions and everything they do should derive from them.” By taking a deep dive on the ‘first principles’, Brandon Chu, Director of Product at Shopify, illuminates the craft of product management.

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author of Lean Software Development on the origins and pitfalls of being in a cost center

CULTURE

The cost center trap

Mary Poppendieck, author of Lean Software Development, explores the origins and pitfalls of being in a cost center, and proposes a method for escape.

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Ben Jackson serves up the do's and dont's of recruiting

HIRING

How to avoid turning off great engineering and design talent before you meet

Ben Jackson, Principal at For the Win, serves up the do’s and dont’s of recruiting, and how to pass “the bullsh*t filter” when reaching out to great talent.

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director of engineering at intercom on 5 things that might help engineering managers transition

LEADERSHIP

5 things I learned the hard way as a manager of managers

Rich Archbold, Director of Engineering at Intercom, with a thoughtful piece “that might make your transition to a manager of managers a little easier and more successful.”

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Ben Thompson

Ben Thompson

Ben Thompson is a co-founder at GitPrime where he leads design and customer experience. He is a Y Combinator alumni, with a background in product design, branding, and UX design. Follow @thebent on Twitter.

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